Utrecht School of the Arts

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Entrance of the department in Hilversum

The Utrecht School of the Arts (Dutch: Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht, HKU) is a performing arts and visual arts educational institution in Utrecht, Netherlands.

Overview[edit]

The institution has 570 teachers and staff members. The HKU cooperates with the Utrecht University at many levels, and in 1987 consolidated the Utrecht Conservatory, Carillon School and the Dutch Institute for Church Music into the HKU music department.

The Utrecht School of the Arts offers preparatory courses, bachelor and master's programmes and research degrees in fine art, design, music, theatre, media, games and interaction and arts management.

With almost 3,900 students, the Utrecht School of the Arts is one of the largest art and culture-oriented institutes in Europe.

The Utrecht School of the Arts is internationally oriented and involved in numerous international programmes and projects. The HKU maintains contact with almost 200 educational institutions abroad for the purpose of exchanging lecturers, students and projects. Almost 20% of the students come from outside the Netherlands. Foreign students can attend the HKU as a regular student, an exchange student in programmes such as Socrates/Erasmus, a bilateral exchange programme or as an MA, MPhil or PhD student. Since 1999 the HKU is an accredited institution of the Open University.

The HKU has faculties in different areas, all within the art sector.

Bachelor programmes[edit]

The Utrecht School of the Arts (HKU) offers bachelor courses and pathways in fine art, design, music, theatre, media, games and interaction, arts education and arts management.

Courses in English:

  • Bachelor of Fine Art (partially)
  • Bachelor of Music

Courses in Dutch:

  • Bachelor of Art and Economics (BAE)
  • Bachelor of Art and Technology
  • Bachelor of Design
  • Bachelor of Education
  • Bachelor of Theatre

Courses in English for Exchange students:

  • The Utrecht School of the Arts offers courses for international students, who wish to study 1 or 2 semesters abroad.

Master's programmes[edit]

At the Utrecht School of the Arts, you can choose from a variety of master's courses and pathways in English:

  • Master of Arts in Arts Management
  • Master of Arts in Design
  • Master of Arts in Fine Art
  • Master of Arts in Creative Design for Digital Cultures (formerly known as European Media Master of Arts (EMMA))
  • Master of Music

Courses in Dutch:

  • Master of Education in Arts

Other Higher Education institutions in Utrecht[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]

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